South Mountain Step Team Won National Competition

Posted by Community Relations Department on 3/13/2013

The South Mountain High School Step Team, known as “Ice Cold Souljah” won a national competition, called Stomp Wars,   March 2 in Dallas.  The 19 students (16 girls and 3 boys) had to perform a seven-minute routine, competing against teams from Baltimore, Florida, Tulsa, St. Louis and Dallas.  The South students won the $3,000 prize for high school competition.   Step teams were invited to participate based upon video review of a routine. Fifteen schools competed in the high school division. Steppers were judged on a routine no longer than seven minutes, based upon precision, originality, difficulty, creativity, vocal clarity and enthusiasm. Denesha Hardson and Marlyn Jones are the coaches, and Safiyyah Johnson and Stephanie Clay are the faculty sponsors. 


“They did an outstanding job on stage and showed out in Dallas. We had the judges come and find us to say thank you for coming out to Dallas and making their day,” Johnson said.